Install on small devices

XenServer enables customers with smaller devices to install XenServer 7.6 using the legacy DOS partition layout. A small device is one that has more than 12 GB but less than 46 GB of disk space. The legacy DOS partition layout includes:

  • 4 GB Boot partition

  • 4 GB Backup partition

  • SR partition (if present on the local disk)

To install XenServer on small devices, you must add disable-gpt to the dom0 parameters. You can use menu.c32 to add the parameter to dom0.

Note:

The installer preserves any utility partition that exists on the host before the installation process.

Important:

We recommend that you allocate a minimum of 46 GB disk space and install XenServer using the new GPT partition layout. For more information, see Host Partition Layout.

Install on small devices

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